Convicts, Criminals, Prisoners, and Outlaws: A Course in Popular Storytelling

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, p. 129, 1992

10 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2011

Date Written: 1992

Abstract

This essay provides an overview of an experimental course, Law and Popular Story Telling, taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law during spring semesters of 1990 and 1991. The course seemed to tap a deep energy in the students, as if it were filling an important and unmet need in the upper-level law school curriculum. The students’ own insights form the central portion of the essay. Let me first, however, sketch the origins of the course and distinguish it from other course in Law and Literature or Law and Popular Culture.

Keywords: popular storytelling, teaching lawyering skills, movies, film, pop culture

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Philip N., Convicts, Criminals, Prisoners, and Outlaws: A Course in Popular Storytelling (1992). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, p. 129, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1857163

Philip N. Meyer (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

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